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Unread 01/05/2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - January 2005

This month we are revisiting a previous Tank of the Month from November of 2002. Let's check out Ryan Baker's (rbaker) beautiful reef aquarium again:



More details can be found here or by clicking on the picture above.

Congratulations, Ryan!


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Unread 01/05/2005, 12:05 PM   #2
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Very nice. I think the hands off approach always ends up looking the best.


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Unread 01/05/2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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very nice !!


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Unread 01/05/2005, 01:01 PM   #4
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Ryan who?






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I said it before and I'll say it again, Ryan has the best tank ever!

Congrats once more!


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Unread 01/05/2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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Looks great! I wasn't around to see your first TOTM. Two TOTM honors for the same tank is pretty incredible!
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Unread 01/05/2005, 02:01 PM   #7
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Is it just me or did you remove any live rock? The tank looks very open and spacious. The colors you have are very unique... great tank!!


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Congrats two-timer like the tank


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Unread 01/05/2005, 04:02 PM   #9
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Very Sweet Ryan! I think your tank is wonderfully awsome and an inspiration to us all.


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Unread 01/05/2005, 05:00 PM   #10
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Stunning tank.


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Unread 01/05/2005, 06:47 PM   #12
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awesome job, ryan. i'm perplexed as to why you would get rid of your sps, though. they're gorgeous specimens!


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Unread 01/05/2005, 07:48 PM   #13
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awesome job! and you make it sound so easy to catch a fish.. how much of the tank came apart to get out the tang and coralbueaty?


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Unread 01/05/2005, 08:13 PM   #14
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Very beautiful tank for sure, but I am dismayed that there was not someone elses tank showcased this month. There are so many beautiful tanks owned by rc people that I would love to see .
I even submitted my rose tank months ago. It may not be worth the tank of the month, but I know that there are allot of beautiful tanks here.
I am wondering why this tank was picked to be tank of the month twice?
Please dont get me wrong. its beautiful. But others deserve the totm also.
I thought the other time he got TOTM was when he was running his 75g tank, but your right.... that same tank was picked just over 2 years ago.

Your a 2 timing man there Ryan, you lucky fish!


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Amazing tank!
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Unread 01/05/2005, 08:50 PM   #16
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Beautiful tank as usual Ryan. I like the change in lighting much better.


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The tank looks awesome Ryan,congrats!


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Beautiful tank and setup, Ryan!!! I am very impressed by how natural and flowing your reeftank appears.

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WoW! Thats an Great looking tank man keep it up!

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First page in epic thread.

How about some more detailed pics of the water change automation, and just the sump system in general?


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Unread 01/06/2005, 06:05 AM   #22
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Ryan,

Awesome tank. I like seeing a TOTM revisited.

Two questions:

1) In your TOTM article, you mention a digital Rainbird controller and say (see below) but did not see any pics or detail about how you implemented the controller. Can you post pictures and elaborate?

2) Why are you going back to LPS and softies? Not that there is anything wrong with that!!! - Seinfeld

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Ryan ... great tank. Just wonderful.

I'd also like to compliment you on a very well done writeup, it's very detailed and complete. TOTM, but maybe write-up of the year


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Unread 01/06/2005, 06:16 AM   #24
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Hey Dennis. I'm afraid that's my bad on the water controller. I forgot to link to the picture. I'll get the page fixed.


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Unread 01/06/2005, 07:11 AM   #25
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Thanks for all of the kind words everybody!!


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Is it just me or did you remove any live rock? The tank looks very open and spacious. The colors you have are very unique... great tank!!
No, there's the same amount of rock, I just moved a few pieces around a year or so ago.


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awesome job, ryan. i'm perplexed as to why you would get rid of your sps, though. they're gorgeous specimens!
I like SPS, but I LOVE the softies a little more. Additionally, the chemical warfare is getting harder and harder to control. I'll probably end up setting up a separate tank for SPS only in the future.



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awesome job! and you make it sound so easy to catch a fish.. how much of the tank came apart to get out the tang and coralbueaty?

I used an acrylic fish trap. It was actually kind of easy. I place a little bit of food in the trap and they swim right in.



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First page in epic thread.

How about some more detailed pics of the water change automation, and just the sump system in general?

Let me know exactly what you want to see and I'll try and post some pictures of it.

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